Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,080,405

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 273,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,080,405

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13110 records found.